The Castello di Casole is a restoration of an old castle and estate originally of the Bargagli family- dating back to the 10th century. One of the largest private estates in Italy- set among 4200 acres of rolling hills- sweeping valleys- vineyards and olive groves. The hotel is an all-suite five star deluxe country resort- an hour from Florence- 30 minutes from Siena- ideally located to visit all sites in Tuscany and surroundings. The hotel features an external infinity pool heated- from May to October- the Pazzia Gourmet Pizzeria and Tosca Restaurant. The Essere Spa features one level of fitness facilities- external panoramic solarium and garden- exercise area and a second level of hydro-therapeutic- treatment areas. The various suite types offer solutions for all discerning guests and feature a sitting area or living room- bath and shower- LCD TVs- Satellite TV- free minibar with water and soft beverages- hairdryer- iPod docking station with alarm clock- turndown service- air conditioning- floor heating- safe with laptop outlet. The Junior Suites and One Bedroom Suites are located in the Main Villa- adjoining Tinaia or Casa del Prete buildings. The Limonaia building features duplex artsy loft type suites with private gardens. The Oliveto are separated by a short walk from the hotel and provide a private apartment feel with a panoramic view and large terrace. Open all year- the hotel aims to provide a sophisticated country resort ambiance that will allow guests to enjoy the wonders of the surrounding areas- savor seasonal gastronomic delights and Estate produced wine and oil. The hotel offers complimentary valet parking to all guests. Additional Information- Children age 11 and under stay free in the room with parents and in existing bedding. Children over this age will be considered adult. The hotel reserves the right to without prior notification cancel any reservation with an invalid or incomplete credit card number. A 50EUR cancellation fee is always charged.